Ukah Describes Late Personal Assistant, Simeon Okonkwo as Humble, Hardworking

By Magnus Emuji OKPANAM/Nigeria: Delta State Commissioner for Basic and Secondary Education, Mr. Patrick Ukah, has described his late personal assistant on Culture and Traditions, Chief Simeon Amobi  Okonkwo as a man of  uncommon humility. Ukah, who made the description in Okpanam, Oshimili North Local Government Area of the state during the burial ceremony of the deceased, said that late Chief  Amobi Okonkwo’s way of life was worthy of emulation. The Basic and Secondary Education Commissioner, stated that the deceased displayed effective service delivery, not only to him, as his…

15 Years Anniversary Of Ndokwa Vanguard Holds Sunday 27, 2020

OGUME/Nigeria: The 15 years anniversary of Ndokwa Vanguard holds on Sunday, December 27, 2020 at Ogume National Townhall, Ogume, Ndokwa West local government, Delta State. The occasion would be chaired by erudite Prof Steve Agwo Okecha while Mr Azu Ishiekwene deliverers the anniversary lecture. In a release signed by Alaska Ekele Publisher/Editor-in-Chief of the paper there will be presentation of a book titled Ndokwa Torch Bearers and presentation of Awards to some Corporate and private individuals for distinguished service to humanity.

Christmas: Okowa Lists Ways Nigeria Can Be Peaceful, United

ASABA/Nigeria: As Christians across the world celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ, Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta, says Nigeria and international communities can be at peace if Christians practised the virtues that Christ preached while on earth. In a Christmas message signed by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr Olisa Ifeajika, on Thursday in Asaba, the governor said that the virtues included peaceful coexistence, love, tolerance and sacrifice. He noted that Christmas was a celebration to mark the birth anniversary of our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ and therefore called on…

OPINION: Do Nigerian Print Journalists Know It Is Christmas?

By Isaac Asabor Mr. Victor Ifijeh, the Managing Director and Editor-in-Chief of The Nation newspaper, while delivering a lecture titled, ‘Survival of the Print Media in the Digital Age’, during the book presentation event and 60th birthday of the Provost of the Nigerian Institute of Journalism, Mr. Gbemiga Ogunleye, held on the main campus of the institute in Ogba, Lagos last year strongly warned that the print media faces a possible death due to the devastating impact of the Internet. He said, “These are trying times for print journalists the…

Reps Minority Caucus Urges Unity, Selflessness at Christmas

ASABA/Nigeria: The Minority Caucus in the House of Representatives has urged Nigerians to use the occasion of this year’s Christmas to reawaken their collective sense of unity, love, selflessness and tolerances with one another. The lawmakers, in a statement signed by the Minority Leaders of the House of Representatives, Hon. Ndudi Elumelu (PDP Delta) also urged Nigerians to use yuletide period to intensify prayers for divine intervention, especially as the nation battles the challenges of worsening insecurity and dwindling economy. “Though, this year’s celebration is in low key due to…

OPINION: Clearing Niger Delta’s Augean Stable

By Jerome-Mario Utomi. To buttress the imperatives of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) practice to the nation, Barrister Babatunde Raji Fashola,(SAN), Former Governor of Lagos State and now the Minister for Housing and Works while commissioning the Ajose Adeogun Street, a road executed by Zenith Bank limited, in September, 2008, remarked as follows: “We recognize that the engine of growth and development for any developing nation today lies in the ability to strategically cultivate and harness private as well as public sector effort, thereby opening up vistas of opportunities for the…

Azuka and Ify Foundation Distribute Food Items to Needy Nigerians

ASABA/Nigeria: An America based charity organization, “Azuka and Ify Foundation” has distributed food items and other consumables to some needy in the Nigerian society. The Chief Executive Officer of the foundation, Dr Victor Azuka Ubani, said the gesture which has become an annual event, is in keeping with the spirit of the season, saying “the birth of Christ signifies love and presentation of gifts”. The items distributed include bags of rice, cartons of beverages, detergents, toiletries and fabrics, among others. While the beneficiaries were inmates of select orphanages, physically challenged…

Ukah, Others Emphasis Need for Title Holders to Add More Value for Societal Growth

By Magnus Emuji OKPANAM/Nigeria: The need for individuals to leverage on their positions of recognition to contribute their quota to the development of their communities and add value to the society at large, has been strongly stressed. Delta State Commissioner for Basic and Secondary Education, Chief Patrick Ukah, (Atakakpor-Enyi 1) of Okpanam stated this in Okpanam, Oshimili North Local Government Area of Delta State during the conferrment of chieftaincy title on Ogbueshi Paul Okolie Dunkwu. Chief Ukah, said that the title was an indication that one has joined the league…

Okowa Inaugurates Panel Of Inquiry Into Oleh, Ozoro Land Dispute

ASABA/Nigeria: Delta Governor, Sen. (Dr) Ifeanyi Okowa on Wednesday, inaugurated a seven-man Judicial Panel of Inquiry into the land dispute between Oleh and Ozoro communities in the state. He said at the ceremony at Government House, Asaba that the panel would determine the remote and immediate causes of the conflict between the parties in Oleh and Ozoro communities. According to the governor, it is disheartening that after all we have been through as a country and a State throughout this year, our State is now confronted with what is obviously…

Delta Establishes E-Procurement Portal … Fixes December 28 Dealine For Contractors To Upload Details

ASABA/Nigeria: Delta State Government has developed an e-procurement portal with Uniform Resource Locator (URL) https/eprocurement.deltappc.di.gov.ng. A statement signed by the State Director of Information, said the portal is to serve as an end-to-end online platform for the registration of contractors/vendors, display of MDAs procurement plans, invitation to contractor/ vendors of bids and to tender, and award of contract. The statement called on contractors/vendors that are registered with the Delta State Contracts Registration Board to upload their relevant companies and registration documents on the portal, on or before Monday, 28th December,…